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Author:  tstermitz [ Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

Quote:
I imagine it would be nice for playing many Dm tunes also.


Do you think so?

First, are you thinking of D-dorian or D-minor?

D-Dorian really benefits from the C bell-note. F-natural or D-minor also make use of C.

Three options:

(1) C-flute could be a good choice... which is what a whistle player would reach for.
(2) F-flute, you would be typically be playing a G scale fingering (A-dorian or E-minor), which is fine.
(3) D-flute with C-foot. To play in D-dorian, F-major or D-minor on a D-flute, you need a C-foot and some practice with the F-nat and Bb keys.

I keep coming across really beautiful tunes in D-minor, D-dorian and F.

Author:  fatmac [ Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

I don't think anyone has yet said because of the size & tone.

(I would also say, because it's lighter - but mine is actually heavier than my 'D's). :wink:

Author:  EzMan [ Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

tstermitz wrote:
Quote:
I imagine it would be nice for playing many Dm tunes also.


Do you think so?

First, are you thinking of D-dorian or D-minor?

D-Dorian really benefits from the C bell-note. F-natural or D-minor also make use of C.

Three options:

(1) C-flute could be a good choice... which is what a whistle player would reach for.
(2) F-flute, you would be typically be playing a G scale fingering (A-dorian or E-minor), which is fine.
(3) D-flute with C-foot. To play in D-dorian, F-major or D-minor on a D-flute, you need a C-foot and some practice with the F-nat and Bb keys.

I keep coming across really beautiful tunes in D-minor, D-dorian and F.

Ah yes sry.. I do not have an F flute, but I suppose if I did I would play tunes in F and Bb on it.. As I do with my F whistle..
An F flute would be pretty nice.
EZ

Author:  cavefish [ Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

Any one selling an F flute

Author:  cavefish [ Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

ANY ONE SELLING AN F FLUTE let me know thanks

Author:  cavefish [ Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:15 pm ]
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just got a Millyard F , oh what a lovely little thing this is , F is a wonderful lively key,

Author:  Sedi [ Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

Also good for playing this:
https://youtu.be/MW18di2WhL4
I currently practice the 2nd tune in this set (The laurel tree). I like the F flute for its response. I made a simple keyless version myself from aluminium pipe. Rather large diameter, set the plug a little closer to the embouchure hole and it plays nicely in tune. I also use it for playing "Air on the G string" by Bach in C together with my wife on accordion. Recquires some half-holing which works great on the F flute as opposed to the low D. Even a F# in the 2nd octave with half-holing is no problem. And of course it's easier to play when it comes to fingering. I think it is a nice key.

Author:  cavefish [ Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:06 pm ]
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i have mostly played tin whistle, used to be be into years ago, faded and now coming back, along with it i am doing the flute, been practicing the "monaghan jig" i play by ear, though ABC is really easy, i have a tune someone played years ago and i am copying his style with a slow downer program, Shannen heaton plays a sweet "dear irish boy" on Eb , i transposed it to F sounds great

Author:  cavefish [ Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

Sedi wrote:
Also good for playing this:
https://youtu.be/MW18di2WhL4
I currently practice the 2nd tune in this set (The laurel tree). I like the F flute for its response. I made a simple keyless version myself from aluminium pipe. Rather large diameter, set the plug a little closer to the embouchure hole and it plays nicely in tune. I also use it for playing "Air on the G string" by Bach in C together with my wife on accordion. Recquires some half-holing which works great on the F flute as opposed to the low D. Even a F# in the 2nd octave with half-holing is no problem. And of course it's easier to play when it comes to fingering. I think it is a nice key.

Finnegan is fast a heck, , think he is wearing a wig :D

Author:  Sedi [ Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What does one use an F flute for?

I also thought it was a hair piece. But it's shaved in the back so it might actually be real :o.

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